This is the 217th installment of the ‘Wrestling with Sin‘ series. A group of stories that delves into the darker, underbelly of pro wrestling. Many of the stories involve such subjects as sex, drugs, greed and in some cases even murder! As with every single story in the Sin series, I do not condone or condemn the alleged participants. We simply retell their stories by researching interviews, newspapers, magazines and various other sources of media.
Pass the Salami
It has been alleged, that a huge star from the Mid Atlantic territorial days…Don Kernodle hosted some unique parties while on the road. Kernodle allegedly gathered a bunch of female wrestling groupies from a particular city and invite a bunch of wrestlers. They would allegedly conduct orgies at a hotel room.
These orgies would be fully catered with deli cold cuts and beer that would be iced down in the bath tub. The kicker was, Kernodle apparently never spent a dime on these parties. They would be fully funded by the ladies who attended them instead. The food, the beer and even the hotel rooms were paid for by the groupies.
Where there is Smoke, there is Fire
During a Smoky Mountain Wrestling show in Wise, Virginia in 1993, the Heavenly Bodies had a match with the Bruise Brothers. After the match ended, the Bruise Brothers went to the back as the Heavenly Bodies along with their manager Jim Cornette started to follow. While heading back, Jimmy Delray got into some sort of scuffle with a security guard. Cornette, who was also the promoter of Smoky Mountain….screamed at the guard to do his job.
When the guard started talking back to Cornette, the outspoken manager called the security guard (who happened to be black) a ni—r. That started a full blown riot which involved both fans and security guards going after the wrestlers. It took the Bruise Brothers (Ron and Don Harris) to return from the back and join the fight to help the others to safety. Police had to escort the entire Smoky Mountain crew out of Wise, Virginia to safety.
Reach for the Sky
In December of 2007, wrestler/model Reby Sky was parked inside of her truck in her apartment building lot. Police noticed that one of her tail lights were out so they pulled up next to her and wrote her a $75 ticket. Sky got out of her vehicle in which she claims was to hide Christmas presents just in case her boyfriend at the time came downstairs. Police asked her multiple times to get back inside her vehicle and she allegedly ignored those requests.
According to the police, Sky began becoming belligerent and allegedly threatened to make things physical. The police threw her to the ground scraping her arms and her knees in the process of arresting her. Reby Sky posted $500 bail and was ordered to do 48 hours of community service.
Justin Credible was arrested twice in just about a 30 day period in 2018. In both cases, Credible allegedly violated a protective order that his wife filed against him. The first time Credible violated the order, he was jailed and then posted a $7,500 bond. For his second violation, the bond went up to $50,000. Justin Credible has admitted that he has been battling substance abuse issues for a long time and said that he was trying to get better and turn his life around.
Scotty Williams was a Florida based professional wrestler who was trained by the late, great Boris Malenko. Scotty wrestled primarily for the Florida territories in the 1980’s. He was also used as enhancement talent for both the WWF and WCW in the early 1990’s. In 2007, long after he retired from the wrestling business….Scotty was found dead in a Florida hotel room. The cause of death was believed to be due to an apparent drug overdose. Scotty Williams was just 44 years old at the time of his death.
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